Jalapeno And Sweet Corn Hummus

Hummus.  It’s just about the best “dip” out there.  It’s one of my favorite appetizers to serve at a dinner party for a couple of reasons.  First, it’s tasty (duh, it’s hummus).  Second, I make it the day before and it’s one less thing I have to think about as I’m running around the day of the party.  While my husband and I still find the Easy Hummus to be the best one going so far, I’m always looking for ways to switch it up.

This hummus takes a traditional hummus recipe and turns it into a sweet and spicy one.

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Jalapeno And Sweet Corn Hummus Recipe
(Makes about 2 to 3 cups)


  • 4 medium jalapeno peppers
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans of garbanzo beans (aka chick peas), drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can of sweet corn, drained and rinsed
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground pepper


  1. Heat your oven on the broil setting, no need to wait for any preheating on this setting.
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and place the jalapeno peppers on the baking sheet.  Broil them on the highest rack, until the skin blisters and chars.  Turn each pepper until all sides have been roasted.  (A few minutes at a time between turning them.)  Let them cool until you can handle them and remove the skin and seeds.  If you roasted them properly, the removal of the skin should be super easy.
  3. Roughly chop the jalapeno peppers.
  4. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process for about 4 minutes or until smooth.

Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.


Have you tried to roast veggies?  It’s easier to do than you think.

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Yay, ingredients!  Even better, though, is a food processor that does all the work for you.

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It is almost impossible to capture something that looks like yellow wall paper paste and make it look delicious.  I tried different props, but no matter what I used it was all the same outcome…it looks way more appetizing in person.  You’ll have to kinda trust me on this one and know that when I tell you that this tastes delicious, I really mean it.  Everyone in my family says so too.     😉

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This hummus is spicy!  I love that the sweetness from the corn helps to balance out the heat.

Almost any food there is works as a great conduit for hummus.  Potato chips, tortilla chips, veggies, pita (either in chip form or otherwise), or as a spread on a sandwich, toast, or as my husband would say, a tennis shoe…  All these things and anything else you can think of will likely work perfectly.  Today I spread it on a piece of bread.  Yuuuum.     🙂

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For some reason I associate something spicy as being manly.  I know that’s a horrible stereotype and it’s totally not true, but wouldn’t this make for some good eats at a super bowl party?!     😉



3 Hats

Slightly Adapted From: How Sweet It Is


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  1. I love adding different ingredients to my hummus. this looks like a great idea that I need to try.

    1. Tina says:

      Cool! Let me know what you think, if you end up trying it. 🙂

  2. I love hummus! And this looks like such an awesome combination of flavors.

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! Thanks Abbie. 🙂

  3. Mmm, I love hummus! I love using a celery to scoop up a big bite. The sweet corn and jalapeno must make this even tastier : )

    1. Tina says:

      I’m with ya…veggies + hummus = awesome!

  4. Let’s face it….Hummus is incredible just by the spoonful! *guilty* haha. But seriously, yum! Jalepenos and corn sounds like the best combo ever in a hummus!

    1. Tina says:

      Totally agree!

  5. Ashley says:

    I love hummus too! For snacking, for entertaining … you name it! But I have never actually experimented with different flavors – love the sound of this with the sweet corn and the spice! haha and I definitely do the same – spicy equals man food : )

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe, you rule! 🙂

  6. Hummus certainly is one of the best things in the world 😉 I love all different kinds of it. Jalapeños sounds so delicious

    1. Tina says:

      I love that this is spicy but still a hummus. 🙂

  7. I don’t think you realize just how happy this post makes me. I so LOVE corn. Like, slightly obsessed. And I was just thinking on my way home… I need to find some new, creative hummus recipes. It’s like you are reading my mind Tina!

    1. Tina says:

      Haha, that’s awesome…well, great minds think alike. I think you’ll love this. The jalapenos and corn make it completely different than a traditional hummus, but it’s still clearly a hummus (if that makes sense). 😉

  8. Joanne says:

    I love having hummus on hand just to snack on! This is such an intriguing flavor combination!

    1. Tina says:

      Hummus rules! 😉

  9. Kelly says:

    Love homemade hummus but have never tried a sweet/spiced up version before but it sounds delicious Tina! Adding the sweet corn and roasted jalapenos is a such a great idea and can’t wait to give this a try 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      I hope you like it as much as we do! It didn’t last long in our house…always a good sign. 😉

  10. I love love love sweet corn! And you just put it in hummus! You are so creative in the kitchen, Tina, it is official. Wow, I could eat this by itself … with my hands 🙂 I’m drooling over this; must make!

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe, do you need a napkin? 😉
      I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I’m surely happy to pass it along. 🙂

  11. Sweet and spicy hummus?????
    This stuff looks wonderfully creamy, yum!

    1. Tina says:

      You got it! 🙂

  12. Without fail I know I can visit your blog and be blown away by your recipes. You are so creative my dear! Such an inspiration for me!

    1. Tina says:

      Awh, you’re so sweet! You made my week! Right back at ya, sweetie! 🙂

  13. I love hummus! Especially hummus with jalapenos in it. Great recipe, Tina!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much Julie! 🙂

  14. YUM, yum, yum! You know how I love spicy foods and the addition of the jalapenos take this over the top – I love hummus!

    1. Tina says:

      If you love spicy then this will likely become your favorite hummus. 🙂

  15. Tina, this is kinda amazing and by kinda I mean really amazing! It’s like all my favorite things thrown together, definitely pinning to try!

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe, sweet!

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